Tequila Experience Second in Velas Resorts’ Spirited Experience Series,
Follow up to Over the Top Wine Getaway to Ensenada Available at Grand Velas Los Cabos
A new Tequila Experience from Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit allows travelers to explore the making of Mexico’s finest spirit – tequila – inclusive of a private plane to Tequila, exclusive tasting at Mexico’s oldest tequila house, lunch among the agave fields and more. The experience is available exclusively for guests of the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit as part of the Velas Spirited Experiences Series which also includes an Over-the-Top Wine Getaway to Ensenada at Grand Velas Los Cabos.
After traveling to Tequila in the northern portion of the state of Jalisco via private plane or luxury car, guests will arrive to Casa San Matías, one of Mexico’s oldest tequila houses in the business. Here experience participants will have the opportunity to learn traditional and modern tequila making processes, cutting agave leaves, learning how to cook the plant, and the grinding, processing and distilling methods. Set on the beautiful agave plantations along the mineral rich red soils, a Mexican picnic at the Hacienda San Matías is also served paired with San Matías’ finest tequilas. Following lunch, guests will enjoy a Tequila Tasting, where they will learn the differences in the spirit’s characteristics and create a bespoke tequila blend to take home in a Huichol-designed bottle. Concluding the experience, visitors can explore the rest of Casa San Matías and its tequila cellar where they’ll receive an artisan Mexican keepsake.
For a couple, the Tequila Tasting Experience starts at $8,244 USD for air travel or $3,544 for land travel. The all-inclusive rates also include three nights luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information on Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, visit http://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a Leading Hotel of the World, enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. New Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer. Of the resort’s five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, the resort’s Leading Spa of the World offers 20 treatment suites, more than 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 in suite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15-minute drive away. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting facilities, including the Grand Marissa Ballroom, which consists of more than 6,000 square feet and is easily subdivided into five separate rooms. The resort’s facilities also include four other rooms ranging from 681 to more than 1,954 square feet that offer several arrangement variations to maximize meeting productivity and efficiency. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusive in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.